My friend Eva is a crafty, little genius. Look at the curtains and pillow cover she made with some leftover fabric and fringe. They are so beautiful that I had to show off her work.
I am, as ever, enthralled with creativity. Every woman wants her home to be beautiful, comfortable, organized and clean. The last two items on that list are probably the most difficult to attain since they are continuous projects. The first two are a little simpler to achieve for a short length of time, then money becomes an issue. Styles change fairly often in the fashion world and our homes tend to reflect our personal sense of taste and style. We are often left with out-of-date, seemingly useless items as the styles and popular fabrics change. As people who are aware of fashion know, keeping it around isn’t always a bad idea. The reason being, that the entire piece may come back in style and if not, there may be parts of a piece that may be useful later on.
We used to be bent on following the crowd, and maybe still are sometimes. It seems as though we have entered a new fashion era where it isn’t about what is in style, it is about expressing ourselves and what we like, not someone else. Some of the fashion-followers in the world are often more creative then the fashion-leaders and it is to this end that I turn. These creative geniuses can take leftover materials and make some of the most mouth-dropping, eye-popping, gorgeous items known to the watchful eye. I am honored to be friends with a genius such as this. She is a painter, planter, runner, and creator or home items. Eva lives in Indiana with her dog Rambo and cat Beau.
Painting has been a passion of hers for many years and she has many fine paintings throughout her large, two story home. She has been a marathon runner and is now retired, if that’s what you could call it. Staying active and being creative is in her soul. We have shared our love of art and decorating and other creative ideas. When she had made some new coverings for her bedroom, I got to see her handy-work up close and was so impressed with her work, I wanted to show her off.
The curtains looked like they came from Macy’s. They were so intricate and appealing. They were, for lack of a better word, quite lovely and elegant.
Below, the pillow cover is a continuous length of a satin, quilted fabric finished with fringe she had left from an old tablecloth tucked under the pillows. Just beautiful. Kudos Eva!!! If you like Evas’ work and would like to inquire about getting your custom Crafty Curtains, just email me at email@example.com and I’ll be sure to pass the info along!!
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